2021 Mercedes E-Class Long Wheelbase

2021 Mercedes E-Class Long Wheelbase Debuts With Generous Legroom

Those who want a more sophisticated Mercedes E-Class but can’t make the financial effort to buy the S-Class usually go for the CLS. The situation is a little different in China where the E-Class is built and sold locally exclusively with a long wheelbase that you can’t get outside of the People’s Republic. The refurbished version debuted this week at the Beijing Auto Show with the same array of modifications as the international model.

The long wheelbase of the E-Class measures 5,056 millimeters (199 inches) while the distance between the axles increases by 140 millimeters (5.5 inches) compared to the normal E. It is in fact slightly longer (+22 millimeters). / 0.9 inch) than the pre-facelift. model introduced by Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) joint venture more than four years ago.

It is presented as a full-fledged five-seater car with increased comfort for the person stuck in the middle. The CN-spec E-Class also has a new center console with an integrated touchscreen and a pair of USB ports. As is the case with the Global E-Class, the Chinese version upgrades to the MBUX infotainment system and receives the company’s latest LED multibeam headlights and LED taillights.

The stretched E-Class isn’t the only first at the Beijing Motor Show, as Mercedes also brought the locally-made V-Class with the AMG GLA 35 and GLB 35 duo. The S-Class (W223) also celebrates its debut at the auto show in the Chinese capital as the brand’s revamped flagship vehicle.

It should be mentioned that the extended E-Class is sold alongside a similar configuration of the C-Class with the extended wheelbase for better legroom. Mercedes has extended the LWB treatment beyond sedans, launching a GLC L towards the end of 2018 in China, where it also sells an AL-Class, with an AMG 35 derivative.

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